Safety in Lactation: Vaccines and antisera

21 September 2020Although vaccines and toxoids (diphtheria and tetanus) are considered to be compatible with breastfeeding, their use should be limited to those situations where there is…
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Refrigerated Storage

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Sanofi Pasteur

Contact Sanofi Pasteur in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the current BNF for company contact details.

Public Health England has guidance on responding to errors in vaccine storage, handling and administration.

21 October 2020
London MI Service

Lactation Safety Information

Live attenuated vaccine
Yellow fever encephalitis has been reported in 3 infants due to breast milk transmission of virus from the vaccine. All infants recovered
Administration to breastfeeding women should be avoided except where exposure to yellow fever viruses cannot be avoided or postponed
Yellow fever vaccination is contraindicated in infants aged up to 5 months, and should be used only when risk of exposure to yellow fever is very high in infants aged 6 to 8 months
16 September 2020